Willie Horton

Willie Horton

Personal and business development consultant to business leaders in UK, Ireland, US, Europe Run intensive two-day workshops and online personal development website Former senior banker and accountant - now a psychologist

back to homepage

Willie Horton Free Articles

Labels Kill (or the bizarre behaviour of normal people)

"Normal" behaviour is dictated by our subconscious which, "normally" is focused in the past - when we were young and impressionable. One of the most destructive normal behaviours is the way we label people. We offend, hurt and kill each other because of those "labels". And, yet, that behaviour is just a big bad habit, developed over thousands of years. The good news is that we can break even the biggest habits by breaking little ones first.

Read More

Achieving Business Success in This Recession

Effortless success in business is now just as achievable as in any other economic environment. It's all about state of mind and whether you are able to focus on the job in hand or prefer to wallow in the "gloom and doom" in which everyone is currently investing their energy. Harness you mental energy - invest it in the present moment - and see an "unbelievable" return on that investment.

Read More

So Many Self-Help Books - So Little Change

Bookshops are full of "popular psychology" and "self-help" books - yet most lives stay the same and the world appears to be in a bigger mess than ever. The problem is that an intellectual understanding of "self-improvement" books is not enough - and, in fact, can be quite dangerous. You need to experience the difference between being "normal" and the "altered state of mind" in which you can clearly see the way towards happiness and success.

Read More

How to Motivate Yourself

Even when things are going well, we need to make sure that we get and stay motivated. And now, when many are finding the going tough, self-motviation is even more important. Affirmation - often recommended as a way to "turn yourself on" - won't do it. Positive thinking won't do it. You need to start a dialogue with your inner self - because if you can get past your habitual behaviour into your subconscious mind - then, you're on a winner.

Read More

How to Stay Positive in A World Gone Mad

With so much bad news around, with so many people talking negatively, with so much anxiety and worry around - it's not easy to stay positive. Positive thinking isn't up to the task - you need to dig deeper and explore what happiness and success mean to you and then use your innate ability to achieve your heart's desires to go about getting what you want and living the life that really turns you on. Here are a couple of quick and simple ideas.

Read More

Create the life you want - in the real world - really!

People are increasingly resorting to the virtual world to take their minds off the "not too bad" lives that they think they have in the so-called "real world". What is really strange about this is that years of published research and thousands of self-help books explain that your current life is a creation of your own thinking and, by the same token, the life you really want can be created by you changing your mind. Really! In the real world!

Read More

Boring Minds - Boring Lives

Normal people (that's most of us) lead normal, mundane lives. Most people are unhappy in their work. Successful people think they paid too high a price for success. Few people are truly happy. Why? Because we're boring. We do the same things, most days, habitually. Our minds are bored because we're so well equipped to do our routine tasks automatically. The same automaticity bores our minds. And boring minds create boring lives.

Read More

How to Cope When Things Go Wrong

Life is full of ups and downs. Too often, the "downs" overwhelm us. We react and make things worse instead of calming down, seeing what is really happening and taking real action to sort things out. We must understand that, in fact, there's only one thing in life that we can control - our own state of mind. If we do, we can positively influence everything else that's going on around us and, when the wheels do come off, take real action.

Read More

How to Deal With Fear, Stress and Anxiety

Fear, anxiety and stress are all very "real" experiences of modern living. These emotions are nothing other than useless thoughts which disable us from dealing with the stresses and strains of life. If we allow our minds to play tricks on us, by "entertaining" these thoughts, then we open up the floodgates of suffering. The very real alternative is to take control of our minds and put to them to use in creating the life that we really want.

Read More

Are You a Leader - Or Are You a Loser?

What's the difference between a "leader" and a "manager"? The answer - "leaders" have more presence than normal people. Anyone can rise through the ranks to become a "manager" or a "CEO" - but only some of us are born leaders! Wrong! We all have the innate ability to lead - because, in fact, we were all born leaders in the first place. We all had "presence" as little children - we need to re-learn what comes naturally and change our lives.

Read More

Self-confidence, Presence and Leadership

Are some of us leaders and the rest of us followers? Can we develop our "presence" and, so, be more impressive? What has so-called self-confidence has to do with this? This article explains how to develop your presence and charisma and become a naturally impressive leader.

Read More

Irritated? Annoyed? Stressed? Don't Scratch That Itch - Meditate

I'm sure we all know people who are only itching for us to get involved in their little drama - making them feel more important. One of my clients calls these people "energy vampires" - if you let them, they'll suck you dry. Our daily lives are filled with potential irritations and annoyances - to the point that many people are now suffering from stress. But you're the master of your own mind - grab a hold of the controls!

Read More

How to Focus Your Mind and Change Your Life

By our nature, we cannot pay attention to the things we have to do. "Automaticity" enables us do routine tasks on "auto pilot", so we don't waste attention on little things that we do every day.

Read More

The Dangers of Positive Thinking

Many 'gurus' recommend "Positive Thinking" and "Affirmation" as the best way to get yourself "in the zone". Not so - the most effective state of mind is a focused one. In other words, a clear state of mind, one in which you are alert to today's opportunities.Many years research has shown that abnormally successful people operate in this clear, focused, alert state of mind.

Read More

Treble Your Income? Why Not Get Your Priorities Right?!

Almost everybody is obsessed with money. So-called self-help websites mainly focus on money - "Treble Your Income" or "Watch Your Income Explode!" they shout. But that's putting the cart before the horse. Years of research and thousands of years of wisdom suggest that if you put the quality of your life first, money will look after itself. Bizarre? Not at all, my clients stretching back over thirteen years confirm it. Read on!

Read More